Dr. Mark Kram is the Founder and President of Groundswell Technologies, Inc., a group specializing in automated monitoring and modeling of environmental and homeland security sensor networks. Dr. Kram earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.S. degree in Geology from San Diego State University, and his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has over 20 years of experience using innovative environmental assessment techniques and has authored papers, national standards, articles and book chapters on the subject. Dr. Kram has been instrumental in the areas of sensor development and implementation, innovative GIS applications, dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) site characterization, chemical field screening, and monitoring well design, and holds several patents for hydrogeologic and chemical characterization tools and methods. Most recently, Dr. Kram served as the Technical Lead on the ESTCP Direct Push Well Comparison project and the PI on the ESTCP High-Resolution Piezocone project. Dr. Kram has also been an active member of NGWA, ASTM (Subcommittee D18.21), and ITRC (SCM Team).